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[News] Amiga lowering A1200 pricesANN.lu
Posted on 23-Mar-2000 13:14 GMT by Christian Kemp21 comments
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The newsticker at the German Amiga shop AS WebShop reports that Amiga International is lowering prices for A1200's and quote DM 199 and DM 249 as their respective retail prices for A1200's without HD and with 170 MB HD.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 1 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
That's really a good price! There are still lots of areas where an A1200 can be useful (even unexpanded). I might just buy one ... :-)
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 2 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Paul Laycock on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
They're lower in the UK too. Power Computing are selling Magic Packs for £99!
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 3 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Paul Laycock):
They are available at lower prices to any 'dealer' in quantities of 10 or greater.
Only problem is though, there are no RAM, or CPU cards available. So these 1200's would be mostly useless.
Also, a lower price doesn't mean someone is actually going to buy them. What would they buy them for?
Who would buy them? Existing Amiga users? For what? That doesn't expand the user-base, it just helps the 'Amiga Company' pay Gateway the first round of $1.5M.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 4 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Sledge on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
No RAM och CPU cards avaiable? What about DCE's Blizzard 68k-boards or
the Apollo-series for the 1200? They are cheap and still very useful in
a Amiga Classic environment. Don't think that the classic OS will just
die out bcoz of Tao.
And the G3-boards from Metabox should be out soon too. This will offer
me a very very cheap G3-computer!
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 5 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Sledge on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Sledge):
Oh, and did I forget to mention the large base of information kiosks
around the world.
This is really the cheapest you can get. And with Scala you will a very
cheap information channel system for museums, hotels, malls, tv-channels
and more.
It will not likely expand the classic userbase. But still it will be
good businness for alot of people in those areas.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 6 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by NihilVor on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
There are plenty of RAM and CPU boards available-- you need a new dealer.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 7 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anonymous):
Please don't listen to this guy... He's a troll and shows his ignorance by what he says.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 8 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by TOASTER on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
I think i'll buy at least half-a-dozen.
I am serious.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 9 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by john block on 22-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
62 / 78 pounds!
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 10 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Sledge):
* No RAM och CPU cards avaiable? What about DCE's Blizzard 68k-boards or
* the Apollo-series for the 1200? They are cheap and still very useful in
* a Amiga Classic environment. Don't think that the classic OS will just
* die out bcoz of Tao.
Available or not, who's going to want to use them? You have to understand there is more to it than "I can get them right now and do [application] with them."
Well that's all very nice and good, but what if that machine running that [application] breaks down? What are you going to replace it with? You cannot hop down to the corner computer store and buy a new motherboard... and meanwhile you have a client screaming at you to get it up and working.
As for using them for kiosks, that's a great idea.. 8 years ago. This market is also being overcome by PCs. Not because of price, but more because "I can run Director/Flash" on them.
Amigas made kick-ass kiosks. But compared to what is available now, they are paling in comparisson. And even the composite video outs on them is not such a big deal anymore either, that option is available on $50 video cards now, at higher resolution, with more colours, and actual hardware 3d.
And the AmiJOE cards.. those are priced at 599EUR and up. If I have done my conversions right, you can buy a whole PC with a monitor and such for at least that amount or less.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 11 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Anonymous):
What's with these trolls? I don't go into your house and call your wife fat, why do you come here just to bash someone's computer of choice? If you feel the Amiga is completely old and useless that's your choice, why go out of your way to attempt to insult people people who feel differently?! Here's a website for you, now go away.
www.microsoft.com
Oh and BTW ever notice how trolls like to hide behind "anonymous"?
Jim
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 12 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Anonymous):
And the AmiJOE cards.. those are priced at 599EUR and up. If I have done my conversions right, you can buy a whole PC with a monitor and such for at least that amount or less.
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Yup you can get an eMachine with a 433mhz Cyrix(or a Celron if your REAL lucky), an all in one sub-generic motherboard and 14inch monitor for your ~$600 range..Real quality there! BTW - Did you know eMachines and similar companies usually incluse USED components in their machines... Another sign of quality.
Ever tried pricing an ACCELERATOR card for a Mac? Yes there is such a thing..and guess what? They are in line with Amiga accelerators for price. Ever tried pricing a PC accelerator? Yes they exist too in many forms(like on a PCI card), and they run pretty expensive too.
Lastly some of us actually like AmigaOS better than Wintendo 98. AmigaOS on an a high end present day Amiga makes the price tag that comes with it palatable. I anxiously await the day I can plunk down ~$800USD for my AmiJoeA3k 466mhz accelrator.
Hmmm.. I'm thinking watercooled overclocking....yummy.. can you say 600mhz+ ?:-)
Jim
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 13 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by cYB0rG on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Ho, i'm affraid, i hope that amino corp haven't buy amiga for sell the old stock !!!!!!!!
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 14 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous Dog Vomit on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (cYB0rG):
You are right. It's not up to anyone to tell you how to spend your money.
Just understand that numbers talk.
It's nice to see Amiga_Company_X dumping off the old line at a price that would make it attractive to many. It's a good idea. After all, when any company has product that isn't selling well or is about to be replaced, you dump your existing product as quickly as possible to get some revenue for it before it completely stagnates. This is known as the "Osbourne Theory" (many of us who have been around long enough should know what that is)
So quite possibly something impressive will be announced at the GW show by Amiga_Company_X. Maybe more than a developer box, maybe not. But just understand that I'm sure they understand the existing Classic_Amiga market is not sustainable and needs to be replaced.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 15 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Manuel Jesus on 24-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
It's about time, considering the price on a A1200 was 299 usd sans hard drive
when C= went bust. The machine should have been re-introduced at that price when escom took over. Instead, we spent 4 years paying to dollar for an 8 year old computer. It would have been nice to pick up an A1200 in 95 new for this new price, they would have sold a ton of them. Come on, there's got to be a way to produce these thing inexpensivley.
The funny thing is I'll stil buy one.
But.. you guys want to see the ultimate deal,
A $99 computer the size of a small pizza box, 200mghtz 32 meg, Linux/QNX capable PC with 10 inch lcd color monitor, keyboard, ide controller, usb, printer port,keyboard port and 56 k modem
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Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 16 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Mart on 24-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
should have done it much earlier, and also with A4000's
IMO...
Pretty cool anyway...
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 17 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 24-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Have a look in non-amiga shops. At last in Germany A1200s were sold
for around 50 US$ one or two years ago because no one wants them...
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 18 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Those keep trying to shove pEEcEEs in our face.. Go away! Many of us HATE those machines & will never own them (even though we're forced to use them for work). The key word being FORCED.
Anyway.. The price drop is LONG overdue! It IS nice to see it, though.
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 19 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by graham on 25-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Does anyone know if Amiga Inc are selling A4000T's
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 20 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by ZimZum on 25-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (David Scheibler):
Most shops round here sell s/h A1200s minus the PSU for around £20.
Sometimes if you're lucky they have a small hd or memory upgrade into
the bargain. They're always snapped up within days of them appearing
though, so its nice to see them finally being available cheap through
legit amiga dealers.. its a really good idea IMO. Especially
considering rev 1.D.4 boards have to be modified before they
even work with decent upgrades. And you also get a nice new set of 3.1
roms thrown in to let you run os3.5.
Also, if you wanted to start a brand new A1200 system, shove
an Amijoe, pixel64 and some memory up its bum and throw it into a
tower with a small HD, should cost you about £500-£600 for a very
useable (and real) Amiga system. Before the trolls start, yeah you
could get an much more powerful pc for that price, but thats not the
topic.
Always good to have cheap replacement m/bs too :)
Amiga lowering A1200 prices : Comment 21 of 21ANN.lu
Posted by Watts Martin on 25-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (ZimZum):
Actually, the Osborne (no "u") theory doesn't have to do with dumping your old stock, precisely; it has to do with not pre-announcing products.
Back in the era where CP/M was "the" business operating system, Osborne Computer made a computer called the Osborne 1, a portable (by the day's standards) CP/M machine about the size of a suitcase with an integrated CRT, disk drive and keyboard. It sold like hotcakes, for a while, until other people started making similar machines with better features (notably the Kaypro 4 and the TRS-80 Model 4P). So Osborne announced, with full-color ads and full-color product brochures, their next-generation portable, the Osborne Vixen.
The problem was that they were a small company, and the Vixen proved harder to get into production than their unrealistically fast schedule allowed for--and with the Vixen "just around the corner" in the eyes of their audience, there was no reason for customers not to wait. Osborne's revenue stream flatlined and they were left without the resources to get the Vixen out the door.
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